ROUNDUP: Coronavirus updates across Metro Nashville

(Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
(Community Impact Newspaper Staff)

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Here are some recent Nashville-area stories readers may have missed.

Cards of Care in downtown Franklin converted into small food pantry

To help those experiencing food insecurity, the Cards of Care box in downtown Franklin has been converted into Cans of Care, a small food pantry where people can take or donate food.

Metro Nashville map shows concentrations of coronavirus cases by ZIP code

Metro Nashville officials released a map April 7 showing which areas of the county have the highest concentrations of residents diagnosed with coronavirus.

Middle Tennessee hospitality coalition creates workers’ relief fund amid coronavirus-related closures

Tennessee Action for Hospitality has created A Fund for Us, a relief fund for hospitality industry workers who have lost their jobs or had hours cut amid the coronavirus pandemic.

United Way sends over $500,000 to Tennessee nonprofits

The United Way of Greater Nashville announced April 7 a second round of funding to 27 local nonprofit groups helping those negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Alex Hosey, Dylan Skye Aycock and Wendy Sturges contributed to this report.

Community Impact staff


The Williamson County Library has been closed since March. (Courtesy Pexels)
Williamson County Library in Franklin to reopen to public 3 days a week beginning June 1

The library will allow patrons to come inside the building with restrictions in place.

The Franklin Theatre has been on Franklin's Main Street since the early 1930s. (Courtesy Visit Franklin)
The Franklin Theatre to reopen June 12

Patrons will be required to wear face masks, and seating will be adjusted to allow for social distancing.

Here are the latest coronavirus updates for Tennessee. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases up by more than 500 in past 24 hours

Case numbers rose to more than 23,000 cumulative cases over the weekend.

After being closed in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Williamson County Animal Center in Franklin reopened its doors to the public June 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Animal Center reopens June 1

Visitors of the center are required to follow guidelines set out in Gov. Bill Lee’s Tennessee Pledge Plan, including being asked to wear a facemask and to maintain social distancing while inside the center.

The Williamson County Public Library launched a summer reading challenge starting June 1. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Williamson County Library launches online summer reading challenge

Children up to age 18 can log reading hours online for a chance to win prizes.

The June 2 meeting will also be available for residents to watch via livestream at home. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
Metro Nashville news and more: Updates from recent coverage

Read the latest Nashville-area news here.

Gov. Bill Lee’s economic recovery group announced plans to lift capacity restrictions on restaurants and businesses in Tennessee as well as to reopen larger, noncontact attractions by May 22. (Dylan Skye Aycock/Community Impact Newspaper)
State preps to expand hospital capacity, plus four other Nashville updates

Here are five recent updates from the Nashville area on businesses reopening, the path to economic recovery and more.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Tennessee coronavirus cases up by more than 400 in past 24 hours; 4 more deaths confirmed

New reported cases have risen by less than 2% in the past 24 hours.

Williamson County pools will reopen June 1. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Williamson County to reopen pools, Franklin Splash Park on June 3

Additional county recreation facilities will also reopen.

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City of Franklin cancels 4th of July events

City officials said state mandates on large gatherings and social distancing guidelines led them to cancel the events.

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Franklin Special School District will continue meal service through summer

Meals will be provided free of charge to students, even if they do not attend a school in the Franklin Special School District.

If state health officials determine additional hospital capacity is needed in Middle Tennessee, the alternate site will allow space for 67 beds. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Tennessee preps alternate care site in Nashville to increase COVID-19 hospital capacity in region

If state health officials determine additional hospital capacity is needed in Middle Tennessee, the alternate site will allow space for 67 beds.